Ungstrup (26268) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is an unclear yellow and it has a beutiful head. The aroma is of corriander and yeast. The flavor is distictivly smoke - which is very unlikely for a Belgian Blond - but quite nice. Besides the smoke it also contains notes of malt and yeast before it ends on a dry corriander note. A lovely blonde.
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2004 Vintage 2002.
Sky high white head on a dark golden body. Yeasty (distinctive De Dolle yeast) and citrusy aroma with notes of oranges and some alcohol - nice and fresh! Very flavorfull - oranges, yeast and hops with a perfect bite of alcohol. Huge thanks to Jacob Lövenlund for sharing this hard-to-get beer from one of my favorite breweries!!
TheBeerGod (4644) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive hazy blond. Another STRONGLY carbonated De Dolle beer. The aroma is full of orange and lemon peel, wheat and yeast. The taste reveals more of the citrus fruit plus a spicy, floral and yeasty body. Lightly hopped aftertaste with a hint of spice.
SteC (130) - Oostende, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a real de dolle beer, it has the hoppy bitterness wich is typical in their brews.
The huge head is also present and I tasted something very interesting I 've never tasted before in a Beer. It's hard to describe.
bierkoning (8960) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Vintage 2002. Big frothy head. Aroma has pear, hops and malt. Very hopbitter, just a bit yeasty flavor. Hint of citrus and an upcoming tartness. Long oily hopbitter finish probably due to dry hopping. (7 4 8 2 14 = 3.5)
Vintage 2006, tasted 21.03.07. Honey color, foamy head. Honey, red berries and hops in the aroma. Hopbitter flavor with red berries. Oily, hopbitter aftertaste. Top quality beer, a bit raw on the edges.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Head is initially huge, frothy, rocky, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy light amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately yeasty (cobwebs), moderately hoppy (lemon, flowers), with notes of apple peel, plum, clove, melon, alcohol, hint of ginger. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. As I’d stated in my original rating, this beer is big on balance/equality...the malt, yeast, and hops all shine through in both the aromas and flavor balance, all quite strongly and in nearly equal abundance. Intense flavors, yet non-abrasive...pure clean bitterness paired with yeasty tartness beats down the huge malt sweetness wonderfully. And I just love these huge rocky heads that look like meringue. It just doesn’t get much better than this.
caesar (3948) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2003 Very cloudy beige color, big creamy, frothy head. Spicy aroma, not as spicy and fruity as the usual Dolle brew. Bit earthy taste, malty, yeasty, spicy. Not the best Dolle brew, and that's an understatement...
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange-lightbrown coloured; lasting head. Indeed lots of yeast residu. Weak aroma; sweet and spicy. Initial taste is sweet, spicy. citrus in taste. Bitter. palate is very bitter and a little too much alcoholic. While I rated all dolle brews so far above 4.0 this one will be much lower; pitty.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blond-orange color, rocky frotty head. Lots of yeast-particles. Bitter taste, some oranges, a little spicy.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bitter triple. I like the sweet ones more.